December 2019

Lateral Loads on Buildings Part 2: Design of Members

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Part 1 Course Registration is available here: Lateral Loads on Buildings Part 1: Calculation and Resistance
Status: Advanced online registration is now closed. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast  – Day 1 and 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Day 1 and 2
Location: Blue Horizon Hotel (Cypress Hollyburn Room), 1225 Robson Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Hossam Saleh, P.Eng., Dipl.-Eng.,
Founder, CAN Consulting Engineering
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $899.00 + GST = $943.95 until Nov 21, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Non-Member Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Student Member Price: $450.00 + GST = $472.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 21, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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This is the second part of the module designed to explain the lateral loads on buildings. It is expected that the attendees have the knowledge to calculate the lateral loads based on The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). The course will deal with the design of steel bracing and solid concrete shear wall (without opening or coupling beam). Different types of diaphragm will be shown, and by the use of different examples, their effect on the loads will be explained. The loads from the soil on the building will be calculated and design of retaining walls will be illustrated. The effect of the lateral loads on the foundation and the effect of the soil type in conjunction with code requirements will be discussed.

After Attending the Course Participants are Epected to:

  • Have a good understanding of the types of distribution of the lateral loads within the building;
  • Be capable of designing different steel bracing types;
  • Understand the design of a solid shear wall;
  • Design foundation to support the lateral loads;
  • Check the stability of the buildings; and
  • Follow the NBCC requirements in the design.


The attendees should be capable of calculating the lateral loads on the building. It is preferred to attend Part 1 of this course.

Course Outline

  • Basics of the design of small buildings
  • Different types of bracing system
  • Design requirement of structural steel members under tension
  • Special effects on the design of steel structures
  • Design of a solid shear wall
  • Special requirements on the concrete walls
  • Diaphragm design
  • Effect of the lateral loads on the foundations
  • Stability of the building and foundation
  • Soil pressure and retaining walls
  • Code requirements

This Course is Designed for:

  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Designers
  • Consulting architects and engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Fabricators and manufacturers of structural systems
  • Municipal building officials
  • Field inspectors


Dr. Hossam Saleh, P.Eng., Dipl.-Eng.

Founder, CAN Consulting Engineering

Dr. Saleh has over 23 years of experience in teaching, research, design, and consulting in the area of structural design in Canada, Germany, and the Middle East. He is experienced in steel and concrete, including pre-stressed and pre-caste concrete structures, concrete technology. He has participated in different research topics such as walls of high strength concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, and precast concrete columns.

Dr. Saleh has been teaching in Germany, Canada, Dubai, and Egypt, and has assisted in publication of a structural design concrete book in Germany based on the European Codes. Dr. Saleh has worked with world-renowned consulting offices such as Halcrow Yolles in Toronto, Buro Happold in Dubai, and NORR Ltd. in Toronto. He has worked with developers, architects, and project managers on high-rise, midrise office, residential, and institutional buildings. Dr. Saleh is the founder of CAN Consulting in Toronto.

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